Robin Brownlee
February 02 2012 09:33AM

The Edmonton Oilers can stockpile all the talent they want up front and load up on proven defensemen, but if they don't have a goaltender they can count on, the rebuild they're selling fans isn't going anywhere. Is Devan Dubnyk the man for the job?

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NN Hockey Pool Update: It's Been A While

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 10:30PM

Well, it's been a while. Between zipping down to Edmonton/Calgary for the World Juniors and a host of other things, it's been better than a month since we've checked in on the Nation Network Hockey Pool. As it turns out, a lot can happen in that amount of time.

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Is No News Good News?

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 05:38PM



Eight years ago, at the conclusion of the last collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and then NHLPA director Bob Goodenow were set in their respective positions and firing salvos at each other through the media. Today, Bettman and new NHLPA director Donald Fehr are approaching the end of another CBA in a very different matter: by putting negotiations off.

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Top 4D

February 01 2012 05:13PM

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Cam Barker, Top-4 Defenseman

Jonathan Willis
February 01 2012 11:52AM

A number of respected Oilers commentators – including Oilers Nation’s own Jason Strudwick – have taken to calling Cam Barker a top-four defenseman. Is that a fair characterization of that player?

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